I began January with a little bit of art life--hanging a small show at McKenzie River Clinic. I was happy with how well the art looked on the walls.
Next came the beginning of the kitchen/family room remodel.
Dan and Dave tearing down the chimney.
And, of course, the weather turned very cold.
Mike takes the saws-all to the kitchen counter.
In the middle of this we celebrated some birthdays. My mother's 95th. . .
And granddaughter, Angelica's 9th.
The birthday girl in her new Western wear.
There was a several day trip to Vancouver, Washington to help out with grandkids.
Hannah, Noah and Marin.
I entered a painting in the Northwest Watercolor Society competition.
Checkered Past, 21 x 29 inches
When I returned home from Vancouver, I found much of my kitchen out in the carport.
And the interior emptied out.
And here is where I'm sitting now--my office, workspace. Everything is crammed into our living room.
But here is the dream. . .
Patterned stainless steel counters.
The wall color, back-splash pebble tile with my art on ceramic tiles.
So we are hanging in there living in chaos, but in a few weeks, we will be enjoying a marvelous new space.